** This is a plot spoilers free post!! **
I’d like to address this book, the insanity around it, reactions wise and what I felt reading the last installment of the trilogy.
I’ll do it in bullets:
- I love the trilogy. I think it’s smart, extremely well written and well though of. The world Roth created is inspiring (how NOT to spend our future) and the characters and plot are well developed.
- I very much enjoyed Allegiant. Shocker, I know, considering the other reactions around it. I took great care avoiding FB, twitter and other forum threads until I finished reading it, mainly because I saw the general reaction for the ending and didn’t want to spoil for myself.
- Veronica Roth is one tough cookie and I really appreciate she had the guts to write the ending the way she saw it.
- I didn’t expect this ending, and although I wish it were different and the series ended in a more positive note, I respect Roth’s vision. This is fiction and we all want a HEA and we all want things that in real life may never happen. HOWEVER, this is also dystopia. It’s very unlikely to ever happen anyway, so…
I understand the readers’ reactions to the ending, and it was hard to read, I admit. But I urge everyone to keep an open mind, and think for themselves when it comes to popular opinion on a successful tale.